18.12.2008   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 339/76


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1277/2008

of 17 December 2008

amending Regulation (EC) No 1580/2007 as regards the trigger levels for additional duties on pears, lemons, apples and courgettes

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 of 22 October 2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation) (1), and in particular Article 143(b) thereof, in conjunction with Article 4,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1580/2007 of 21 December 2007 laying down implementing rules of Council Regulations (EC) No 2200/96, (EC) No 2201/96 and (EC) No 1182/2007 in the fruit and vegetable sector (2) provides for surveillance of imports of the products listed in Annex XVII thereto. That surveillance is to be carried out in accordance with the rules laid down in Article 308d of Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2454/93 of 2 July 1993 laying down provisions for the implementation of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 establishing the Community Customs Code (3).

(2)

For the purposes of Article 5(4) of the Agreement on Agriculture (4) concluded during the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations and in the light of the latest data available for 2005, 2006 and 2007, the trigger levels for additional duties of pears, lemons, apples and courgettes should be adjusted.

(3)

As a result, Regulation (EC) No 1580/2007 should be amended accordingly.

(4)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for the Common Organisation of Agricultural Markets,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1580/2007 is replaced by the text set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

It shall apply from 1 January 2009.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 17 December 2008.

For the Commission

Mariann FISCHER BOEL

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 299, 16.11.2007, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 350, 31.12.2007, p. 1.

(3)  OJ L 253, 11.10.1993, p. 1.

(4)  OJ L 336, 23.12.1994, p. 22.


ANNEX

‘ANNEX XVII

ADDITIONAL IMPORT DUTIES: TITLE IV, CHAPTER II, SECTION 2

Without prejudice to the rules governing the interpretation of the combined nomenclature, the description of the products is deemed to be indicative only. The scope of the additional duties for the purposes of this Annex is determined by the scope of the CN codes as they exist at the time of the adoption of this Regulation.

Serial No

CN code

Description

Trigger period

Trigger level

(tonnes)

78.0015

0702 00 00

Tomatoes

1 October to 31 May

594 495

78.0020

1 June to 30 September

108 775

78.0065

0707 00 05

Cucumbers

1 May to 31 October

8 632

78.0075

1 November to 30 April

15 259

78.0085

0709 90 80

Artichokes

1 November to 30 June

16 421

78.0100

0709 90 70

Courgettes

1 January to 31 December

65 893

78.0110

0805 10 20

Oranges

1 December to 31 May

700 277

78.0120

0805 20 10

Clementines

1 November to end of February

385 569

78.0130

0805 20 30

0805 20 50

0805 20 70

0805 20 90

Mandarins (including tangerines and satsumas); wilkings and similar citrus hybrids

1 November to end of February

95 620

78.0155

0805 50 10

Lemons

1 June to 31 December

335 735

78.0160

1 January to 31 May

64 586

78.0170

0806 10 10

Table grapes

21 July to 20 November

89 754

78.0175

0808 10 80

Apples

1 January to 31 August

876 665

78.0180

1 September to 31 December

106 465

78.0220

0808 20 50

Pears

1 January to 30 April

257 327

78.0235

1 July to 31 December

37 316

78.0250

0809 10 00

Apricots

1 June to 31 July

4 199

78.0265

0809 20 95

Cherries, other than sour cherries

21 May to 10 August

151 059

78.0270

0809 30

Peaches, including nectarines

11 June to 30 September

39 144

78.0280

0809 40 05

Plums

11 June to 30 September

7 658’